I started writing Jane After Dark over at TV Squad a couple years ago, and it was so much fun that I decided to continue it over here. It’s all about the TVshows I watch on my own time, cool shows that have scored lots of buzz over the years, like ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ ‘Six Feet Under,’ ‘Firefly,’ ‘The Wire,’ ‘Human Target‘ and ‘The Larry Sanders Show.’
My 14-year-old daughter and I started watching ‘[amazon_link id=”B000U0F7RG” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Gilmore Girls[/amazon_link]’ last winter and just finished it up a few days ago. First things first: I love this series. Fell in love with Lorelai, Rory, Luke, and the town of Stars Hollow, and thought it ended on a good note. And — warning Will Robinson! — there are spoilers in my five cool things below. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
1. Fast-Talking Lorelai Gilmore. I’m a lot like Lorelai, though not nearly as cool. I talk fast, spout random bits of pop culture trivia at inopportune moments, and have a daughter who is shockingly similar to Rory. But I must confess, I have nowhere near the fashion sense as Lorelai, played so winningly by Lauren Graham. And I have NO idea how she manages to stay so thin eating all that junk food. I gain five pounds just by looking at a marshmallow. Ah, the magic of TV.
2. Brainy Rory Gilmore. What a great illustration that kids from single-parent households can turn out well. Lorelai would do anything for Rory, even if it means having Friday night dinners at her stodgy parents’ house. And Rory somehow manages to bring everyone together, which shows the power one optimistic person can have over a dysfunctional family. The show has also made me a fan-for-life of both Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.
3. Luke and Lorelai. I always knew they were meant to be together. I waded through the last season, because it seemed like the writers sort of threw Lorelai and Christopher together just for the sake of keeping the story going in different directions. But they say opposites attract — my parents are a good example of that — and Luke and Lorelai are complete opposites who are totally meant to be together.
4. Lovely Stars Hollow. My friend Mike Moody, whom I met at TV Squad and now writes for The Human Solution, once told me that he loves ‘Gilmore Girls,’ even though it’s really sort of a chick-show. That’s partly because of the quirky charm of Stars Hollow, and I totally agree with you, Mike. Who wouldn’t love that lovely little village with the likes of Kirk, Sookie, Taylor, Lane, Miss Patty and all the rest?
5. The Gilmore Girls’ Guys. Let’s face facts — they’re all pretty interesting and not hard to look at either. From the rough-hewn Jess to boyish Dean to well-meaning Christopher to wealthy Logan and, of course, sweet Luke … not a bad love history there, girls. And I’m glad Rory — DOUBLE SPOILER ALERT!!! — didn’t end up marrying Logan. If they’re meant to be together, it’ll happen, but she should go out and explore her dreams for a while first.
Any word on a ‘Gilmore Girls’ movie? I sort of like how it all ended, right back in Luke’s diner with both girls looking forward to a bright future. On the other hand, I’d definitely be psyched for a feature film, too. Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel comment on that rumor in the 2010 clip from Entertainment Weekly below.
Any Gilmore Girls fans out there? What did you like best about the show? Please share in the comments below.
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